Lifechangers: Brown Fat Breakthrough!

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Brown fat is a cell that consumes calories and generates heat -- and this miracle calorie burner, once thought only to be in infants, has recently been discovered in adults!

Brown fat keeps infants warm in cold weather because of their inability to shiver -- the response that helps keep adults warm. According to papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, nearly every adult has a little bit of brown fat that can burn huge numbers of calories when activated by chilly weather, between 61 and 66 degrees Fahrenheit.

Scientists are hoping to find safe ways to activate the brown fat stored in adults, causing them to burn calories and lose weight in a healthy way!